The council has been notified that Councillor Anne Pissaridou has been suspended from the Labour Party pending investigation of posts made on social media in 2016 and 2018.
A complaint has been made to the national Labour Party about two posts shared by Cllr Pissaridou which are alleged to contain antisemitic content. The national Labour Party will now carry out an investigation to look into the matter and until this is resolved Councillor Pissaridou has been suspended.
This means that Councillor Pissaridou cannot attend any Labour group meetings or represent the party.
We're waiting for more information about the implications of this announcement on the council.
(This statement was first published 10pm 14 July 2020 and updated at 2.30pm 15 July 2020)